• 2019 NWTF Mentored Hunt

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    2019 ALL Mentored Turkey Hunt Flyer

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    2019 Hunt Permits On Sale Now.

    2019 Hunting Permit sales started on February 15, 2019.

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What's Happening

Early Spring Waterfowl Migration

Pintail Flock

With warm temperatures and widespread open water, the spring waterfowl migration is a bit early this year. As of the third week of February, there have been several Northern Pintails along with many Mallards, Black Ducks, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Ducks and American Wigeon already present at the Liberty Loop Impoundments. Over the next couple of weeks these numbers should continue to grow as more and more fowl pass through the Wallkill Valley on their way to the northern breeding grounds. Also be on the lookout for some of the much less common species such as Redheads, Canvasbacks and Tundra Swans that may mix in with the large flocks. In addition to the parts of the Liberty Loop Trail which remain open, it is usually worth checking out the ponds at Owens Station Crossing for more waterfowl.

New Law Enforcement Hot Line Number

Introducing the Division of Refuge Law Enforcement, National Wildlife Refuge System Turn In Poachers, or TIPs, hotline. Please contact this phone number to report any unlawful activities observed on the refuge. 1-844-FWS-TIPS (397-8477).

Meet Our Friends

Meet Our Friends

Friends Group Members pose with Blue Goose

The Friends of Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge is an independent non-profit association founded in 2006. The operations and activities are managed by an all volunteer board of directors. The purpose of the Friends of Wallkill River is to support the mission of the Refuge through promotion of environmental stewardship, biological programs, environmental education, recreational activities, land acquisition and habitat management and enhancement. For more information, visit their website or contact: pres@friendsofwallkillriver.org

Friends of Wallkill River

About the Complex

Lenape National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Lenape National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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